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2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Photo Gallery

Photos of the 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000. 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Comparo.

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The Vulcan 2000's biggest challenge will be in carving out its own niche among big-bore cruisers.
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Four-piston front brake calipers clamping on 310mm rotors feel a bit wooden but offer a decent amount of braking power.
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Kawasaki's use of a single-pin crankshaft produces the requisite cool-sounding lope at idle.
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The chrome is deep, the paint is rich and lustrous, and it makes a high-end statement unique to most metric cruisers.
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The V2K's metallic green paint is deep and lustrous, showing off the seamless tank's broad-shouldered contours.
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The V2K's only real styling challenge is the huge goiters on each side of the engine that serve as large airboxes.
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We were impressed and a little surprised to hear such an enjoyable exhaust note from the bazooka-sized slash-cut pipes.
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The Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 is both classy and obnoxious, a combination that we often like.
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One particularly clever engineering solution to a typical metric-cruiser styling problem is the use of liquid-cooled heads with air-cooled cylinders.
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If you're looking for a super-sized custom in the classic cruiser idiom, Kawasaki's Vulcan 2000 is it.